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I, Ada

Ada Lovelace: Rebel. Genius. Visionary

Julia Gray

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Anderson Press
02 September 2020
Ada Byron is rich and clever, but she longs to be free. Free to explore all the amazing ideas that come to her imagination, like flying mechanical horses and stories inspired by her travels. Free to find love and passion beyond the watchful gaze of her mother and governesses. And free to learn the full truth about her father, the notorious Lord Byron. Then Ada meets a man whose invention might just change the world - and he needs her visionary brilliance to bring it to life . . .

A wonderfully witty and poignant portrayal of the young life of Ada Lovelace, the 19th-century mathematician who is hailed as the world's first computer programmer.
By:   Julia Gray
Imprint:   Anderson Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   268g
ISBN:   9781839130076
ISBN 10:   1839130075
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   02 September 2020
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 18 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Julia Gray is a writer and singer-songwriter. She studied Classics at UCL and has a diploma in Children's Literature and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, for which she received the Sophie Warne Fellowship. She has released three albums with the trip-hop/jazz collective Second Person, and more recently two solo albums, I Am Not The Night and Robber Bride.

Reviews for I, Ada: Ada Lovelace: Rebel. Genius. Visionary

Gray beautifully tells the part-fictionalised life of Ada ... vividly pictures Ada's gilded, isolated childhood -- Children's Book of the Week * The Times * A witty, poignant portrayal of the young life of the 19th century mathematician * The Bookseller * So atmospheric, totally absorbing, I LOVED it. Just like I loved Ada. You will too -- Maggie Harcourt An enjoyable read for its own sake this book would also be valuable in the classroom with its obvious curriculum links to STEAM subjects and to Ada Lovelace Day marked in October * Just Imagine *


  • Short-listed for NE Teen Book Award (UK).

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